Definition of supertitle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərˌtīdl/
North American


(usually supertitles)
A caption projected on a screen above the stage in an opera, translating the text being sung.
Example sentences
  • Despite that helping hand, the stunning orchestral playing, and flashed supertitles above the orchestra, the opera finally emerged as little more than a curio, a theatrical abstraction for connoisseurs only.
  • The rather crude lighting did us one service: It sometimes made reading the supertitles harder, and spared us a few platitudes like ‘I'd rather die than live dishonored.’
  • Although all the verses used have been translated into English (if they weren't originally written in that language), there will also be projected supertitles.


[with object]
Provide (an opera) with supertitles.
Example sentences
  • All plays are either in English or supertitled.

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Syllabification: su·per·ti·tle

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